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Camp Catch-A-Rainbow - Pediatric Cancer Camp offered by YMCA Storer Camps

Hosted by: YMCA Storer Camps: Camp Catch-A-Rainbow

Date

July 30 - August 5, 2016

Time

Past Opportunity

Contact

Katie Wilson
kwilson@ymcastorercamps.org
248-302-8985

This is a past opportunity

About Camp Catch-A-Rainbow - Pediatric Cancer Camp offered by YMCA Storer Camps

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Fresh air, new friends, and lots of camping fun is in store for children from Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana who take part in the Camp Catch-A-Rainbow programs!

YMCA Storer Camps in Jackson, MI offers Camp Catch-A-Rainbow (CCAR), free of charge, to enrich the lives of children between four and fifteen years old who are being treated for cancer or who are in remission from cancer.

Camp Catch-A-Rainbow provides the opportunity for children to simply have a good time and enjoy the experience of exercise, recreation, and companionship through activities paced to meet the needs of kids with cancer. Campers enjoy swimming, archery, horseback riding, high adventure ropes courses, arts and crafts, canoeing, and much more.

Young Camper's Day, is a one-day camp program paced for younger children ages 4-6 who may not be ready for an overnight camp-out, but still want to be part of the fun.

Staffed by volunteers, Camp Catch-A-Rainbow and Young Camper’s Day offers campers 24 hour access to health care professionals to meet their cancer care needs.

Volunteer Health Care Professionals (licensed in MI) are currently needed to act as cabin counselors to help meet the medical care needs of the participants. Volunteer positions are also available for general cabin counselors (male volunteers are especially needed). Camp Catch-A-Rainbow and Young Camper's Day Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older and able to attend a mandatory volunteer orientation on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Volunteers for the full-week camp must be able to stay overnight for the whole week.

You will help provide happy childhood memories to children who have been through some difficult times! The children will teach you valuable life lessons as well! Volunteers become like family members after the week of camp, and you'll want to return again!

Application Process

Volunteers must fill out a Camp Catch-A-Rainbow volunteer application. Volunteers may apply online at: https://events.ymcatoledo.org/ccarforms/ or a hard copy application can be requested. Background checks will be run on each volunteer and reference checks will be performed. Volunteers will need to submit a copy of negative TB test results.


We're looking for volunteers who:

Care about:

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    Health and Wellness
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Are a skilled:

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  • Medical
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Are interested in:

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  • Fun games
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  • Sports
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  • The outdoors
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We need volunteers to help with:

Volunteer Cabin Counselor

July 30, 2016 10:00am August 5, 2016 4:00pm
This task is filled or completed
FUNCTION: To provide leadership and guidance to a cabin of 8 to 10 campers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Living with a group of 8 to 10 campers and helping each camper adjust and grow to other camps and camp life.
Interpreting and enforcing safety and health regulations.
Guiding the individual camper in participation in group and all camp activities.
Assisting campers as needed, working closely with the Camp Director.
Assisting with camp-wide activities as assigned.
Acting as host/hostess at a table in the dining room.
Participating in and completing all pre-camp requirements and orientation.
Supervising recreational activities, special events and evening programs.
Following all camp policies, rules and regulations as prescribed by the Director.
Supervising and assisting the cabin group in cabin cleaning duties.
Never leave campers unattended. Know where your campers are at all times.
Participating in end-of-session evaluation sessions (oral and written).
QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum age - 21 years
High School Graduate
Experience in camping desired
Enjoy spending time with children
Ability to walk long distances and keep up with campers
Willingness to participate in camp activities as necessary for the safety, wellbeing and success of campers
Willingness to spend most of the day outdoors, even in reasonably inclement weather
REPORTS TO: Camp Director

Medical Volunteer

July 30, 2016 10:00am August 5, 2016 4:00pm
This task is filled or completed
TITLE OF POSITION: Staff Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant

FUNCTION: To promote a safe, healthy environment within the camp by providing necessary professional nursing care in collaboration with the camp Medical
Director, camp physicians, Nursing Director and the camper’s designated personal physician.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Staffing infirmary per schedule to provide first aid care and triage campers.
Assisting with routine medication administration to campers and staff.
Administering chemotherapy as ordered (if proper experience exists and expertise is documented via certification or similar process).
Participating in camp activities as appropriate.
All other duties as assigned.
Acting as a camp counselor (see volunteer counselor job description).
Assuming an on-call schedule as necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Licensed Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - State of Michigan
Oncology, pediatric and/or emergency room experience preferred
Camp nurse experience desirable
Current chemotherapeutic medication administration experience preferred
Malpractice insurance
Basic Life Support Certified
Ability to walk long distances and keep up with campers
Willingness to participate in camp activities as necessary for the safety, wellbeing and success of campers.
Willingness to spend most of the day outdoors, even in reasonably inclement weather
REPORTS TO: Nursing Director and Camp Director

RECOMMENDED TERM OF SERVICE: 2 or more years

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